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[movies]Jack Horner: Shape-shifting dinosaurs - TED.com
Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxVancouver; TED; Talks; biology; paleontology; science; 2010
Downloads: 144
[movies]Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque - TED.com
Imagine what we could learn about diseases by studying the history of human disease, from ancient hominids to the present. But how? TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she's found a spectacular new tool -- the microbial DNA in fossilized dental plaque.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; evolution; medicine; paleontology; science; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 150
[movies]Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken - TED.com
Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He's found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he's taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a "Chickenosaurus".
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; genetics; paleontology; science; 2011
Downloads: 162
[movies]Louise Leakey digs for humanity's origins - TED.com
Louise Leakey asks, "Who are we?" The question takes her to the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, where she digs for the evolutionary origins of humankind -- and suggests a stunning new vision of our competing ancestors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; Africa; anthropology; apes; evolution; human origins; humanity; paleontology; science; 2008
Downloads: 330
[movies]Zeresenay Alemseged looks for humanity's roots - TED.com
Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged looks for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia's badlands. Here he talks about finding the oldest skeleton of a humanoid child -- and how Africa holds the clues to our humanity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; anthropology; exploration; global issues; human origins; humanity; paleontology; science; 2007
Downloads: 126
[movies]Paul Sereno digs up dinosaurs - TED.com
Strange landscapes, scorching heat and (sometimes) mad crocodiles await scientists seeking clues to evolution's genius. Paleontologist Paul Sereno talks about his surprising encounters with prehistory -- and a new way to help students join the adventure.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; animals; biology; children; education; evolution; exploration; history; life; paleontology; science; TED2005; 2005
Downloads: 97
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